PROVO — Brigham Young will honor the late Kresimir Cosic by retiring his jersey in a ceremony during the final regular-season home game.

BYU will hang a No. 11 from the Mariott Center rafters. Cosic will join Danny Ainge as the only former Cougars to have their jerseys retired.

"Cosic was a great ambassador for both BYU and the game of basketball," BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe said. "His accomplishments on and off the basketball court have impacted the lives of many worldwide. This honor is a well-deserved tribute to a great man."

Cosic's ceremony will be during the Cougars' home game against New Mexico on March 4.

Cosic, a 6-foot-11 center, played at BYU from 1970-73. His 919 career rebounds — an average of 11.6 per game — are second only to Michael Smith's 922.

Cosic led BYU in scoring his last two seasons and played for three Yugoslav Olympic teams, including the 1980 Olympic champions.

Cosic was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1996, about a year after he died of cancer.